28 August 2014,
The Chinese curse 'May you live in interesting times' seems well illustrated here - we are in London in 1536 as Queen Anne is executed, monasteries attacked by the State and, in the North, a rising against the King begins. The streets of London are awash with broadsides and pamphlets fuelled by the religious ferment of the day. Our protagonist is a young goldsmith Thomas Treviot whose business is affected by the downturn that such troubled times brings. He is also suffering from sad events in his own family.
Reviewer: Jennifer S. Palmer
Derek Wilson is a historian with several other fictional mysteries to his credit. He adds to this book the first chapter of the next adventure for Treviot, The Traitor' s Mark.